Robots in post-quake Japan

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Packbot made by US-company iRobot

In the course of seven years of tech reporting for The World, it's fair to say that I've done my fair share of stories about robots, both for the radio show, and for my weekly podcast. It is also fair   to say that many of those stories have come from Japan, a recognized world leader when it comes to robot research, design, and use. And that's why it struck a chord with me when Tech Podcast listener James Middleton asked, essentially, "where are the robots?" [...]

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